I enjoyed this book. I didn' like it as much as The Forgotton Garden or The House at Riverton but its still a great book. I enjoyed the characters and how detailed Kate is with each. Looking forward to the new book.
I have had a hard time getting into this book. I listened to the entire part 1 and a little bit of part 2 before I was really interested in the story. It is slow and somewhat confusing. I find the narrator hard to follow as well. Overall, the story has turned out to be an interesting one but it's a good thing that I'm a patient person or I would have never found out. You need to grab the listener from the very beginning and this book just doesn't.
This IS the other book I tried, because I really enjoy The Secrect Garden, but this book had a hard time keeping my interest.
Another Audible Addict
I enjoyed Kate's well painted characters, each with their unique personalities. It was like growing up with them through the begining to end of the book. The story was interesting. It is worth the time it takes to get there. Caroline Lee's performance was great and very easy on the ears. Kate Morton leads you in and out of the past like a pro.
If you lare a fan of the English period classic's, and like a little mystery and suspence, with less gore and violence, I think you will like this book.
I really enjoy listening to Caroline Lee. Her voice is pleasant and she keeps the story interesting.
I enjoyed The Forgotten Garden so much I wasn't sure if this book would live up to my expectations....there was no need for worry, this book was just as good! I enjoy the way Kate Morton weaves her stories. This is a fascinating book I highly recommend.
Adams Consulting Group
I did not want this to end! I loved the multiple levels and time periods that constructed the puzzle of this complex story. There were various times I thought I knew what was coming and then surprised by the direction the author took the story. The characters were unique, and I found myself relating to each of them at various stages of my own life. I’d listen to The Distant Hours again!
I'm downloading Kate Morton's "The Forgotten Garden" to hear more descriptive story telling.
The most enjoyable experience of this book is learning the experiences that made the ladies of the castle who they are and the reasons for their actions.
I loved the love of the two older sisters for their baby sister. However, this love is not the best for any of the three. The dynamics of this family and the father who directed these dynamics is very interesting.
Caroline Lee is a great reader for this story, her English accent is just the right touch.
I would have liked to listen to this book in one sitting, but it is too long to.
This is a lovely story that is told in sections. You do have to pay attention as the story switches from now to back to the events that have created the present.
The Distant Hours is the third published book by Kate Morton and the second that I read (read: listened to); my first book by Kate Morton was The Forgotten Garden.
This book follows Edie Burchill, a woman working in the publishing business who was never really close to her mother. Now she delves into her mother's past when she visits an old castle. The castle is the home of the three Blythe sisters. Edie's mother once lived for a few months when she was a young girl and befriended the youngest sister, Juniper. The book alternatingly tells the story of Edie, her mother when she was a girl and the Blythe sisters.
What seems quite straight-forward in the beginning turns out to be an intertwined, tragic story where everything is connected. A wonderful book and great narration by Caroline Lee.
reviews for fun
This book lost me right from the start.Not a good way to start a book.When you don't understand what the writer is writing about, it makes for a very boring read. It was a strange book. My advice to other readers: DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!
Kate Morton's books are very detailed at times I found myself wanting her to get on with the plot. However the ending surprized me and then I understood all of the details she put in the book. I love the historical information that was put into this book. I know I will be readi/listening to more of Kate Morton.